26 June 2017

Model UN Takes Place at Odintsovo

June 23rd, the traditional Model UN was kicked off at MGIMO’s Odintsovo branch. The event was organized with the support of the University’s School of Business and International Proficiency, in the framework of the «International School of Youth Diplomacy» program, a joint project of the United Nations Association of Russia and MGIMO’s UNESCO Department. This year, the event has gathered 30 participants from all over Russia, who noted that Odintsovo campus is the ideal place to carry out such events.

The summer program combines traditional teaching methods, seminars and lectures, with innovative activities aimed at developing organizational skills. The Model UN offers students the opportunity to discover the structure of the organization, the procedures, which govern it, and the positions of participating countries on the key political, social and economic topics debated at the UN. Role modeling activities enable students to practice being representatives to the UN and UNESCO.

The event is a unique opportunity for participants to expand their horizons, acquire new knowledge, and decide whether they are cut out for a career in diplomacy. After the summer session of the Model UN, the students will have the opportunity to meet again during the autumn holidays and to visit the largest diplomatic capital cities in the world.

— See the MGIMO web-site for more photos and russian version